Professor Gustavo Gasperin

Gustavo Gasperin is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) and Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) Instructor, Bachelor of Physical Education and Certified Personal Trainer.

Always devoted to the scientific study of Martial Arts, Gustavo conducted research in 2003 about the isometric strength in BJJ athletes. His research was presented in many Brazilian congresses and symposia, being one of the few scientific data available in the field of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

During his childhood, Gustavo had the opportunity to train under many different Martial Art styles, including Muay Thai, Karate, Judo and Capoeira. By 1997 he joined the world famous Carlson Gracie Team and decided to focus on BJJ as his primary Martial Art, under professors Renato Tavares and Carlos Lima.

Native of Curitiba (Brazil), home of the Chute Boxe Academy, Gustavo witnessed the modern MMA evolution, where some of the current MMA champions (Anderson Silva, Wanderlei Silva, Mauricio Shogun, Cris Cyborg) were established in that city.

Gustavo moved to the U.S. in 2005, and currently teaches at Dynamix MMA and Uprise MMA.

After conquering his 2nd world title as a Brown Belt in 2010, Gustavo was promoted to Black Belt by UFC and BJJ world champion Fabricio Werdum, becoming the head instructor at Fabricio’s gym until 2015.

With an extensive record of competition in the sport’s Masters Lightweight division, Gustavo is one of the few competitors who has successfully competed against much heavier opponents, placing in the Super and Ultra Heavyweight divisions in some of the most prestigious BJJ tournaments.

Gustavo is also the mind behind the popular website MMA Leech.

Main Achievements

2016 World No-Gi Championship – Super Heavyweight – 2nd place
2016 Pan American Championship – 3rd place
2015 World No-Gi Championship – Super Heavyweight – 3rd place
2015 Pan American Championship – Ultra Heavyweight – 3rd place
2014 World No-Gi Championship – 3rd place
2014 American National No-Gi Championship – 1st place
2014 American National Championship – 3rd place
2013 World No-Gi Championship – 2nd place
2013 American National Championship – 1st place
2013 American National No-Gi Championship – 2nd place
2012 American National Championship – 1st place
2012 American National No-Gi Championship – 1st place
2012 Long Beach International Open – 1st place
2011 World No-Gi Championship – 1st place
2011 American National Championship – 1st place
2011 American National No-Gi Championship – 1st place
2011 Las Vegas International Open – 2nd place
2010 World No-Gi Championship – 1st place
2010 American National Championship – 1st place
2010 Pan American Championship – 3rd place
2009 World No-Gi Championship – 1st place
2009 Pan American Championship – 3rd place
2008 American National No-Gi Championship – 2nd place
2008 American National Championship – 2nd place
2007 American National Championship – 2nd place
2007 American National Championship – open weight division – 2nd place